Greg Olsen, TE Carolina Panthers

General Info

  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 252 lbs
  • DOB: 03-11-1985

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CAR Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) took full practice reps all week. Olsen didn’t play in either meeting against the Saints this year, but was targeted seven times in both games against New Orleans in 2016. His injured foot may be an issue on the turf in the Superdome.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

After three steady seasons of over 1,000 receiving yards, and some of the most steady fantasy production at the tight end position this side of Rob Gronkowski, a foot injury limited Greg Olsen to only seven games and 17 receptions last year. Olsen, if healthy, should return to being a focal point of the Panthers offense, and he’s always been a favorite target of quarterback Cam Newton. Even with minimal production due to his foot, he was on pace for 86 targets last season. He was targeted over 100 times in each of the five seasons prior.

Fantasy Downside

Olsen turned 33 in March and it isn’t a foregone conclusion he’ll return to his Pro Bowl form after missing so much time last year. It’s very possible we’ve seen the end of Olsen as a prominent fantasy option. The emergence of Christian McCaffrey and Devin Funchess as viable options in the passing game may result in Newton focusing on Olsen less. Torrey Smith and D.J. Moore may also cut into his targets.

2018 Bottom Line

Olsen is a risky option at his age, but he certainly has a tremendous track record when it comes to consistent production. He’s been a weekly starter for much of his career. He seems just barely worth the risk at his sixth-round ADP, though, but a greater investment probably isn’t warranted with other value at the position in the eighth round and later.

2018 Strength of Schedule - CAR
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
4
DAL
14
@ATL
24
CIN
BYE30
NYG
23
@WAS
13
@PHI
29
BAL
10
TB
2
@PIT
26
@DET
12
SEA
10
@TB
32
@CLE
5
NO
14
ATL
5
@NO

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@SF218049.000000-1.83.867/67100.0%
2BUF1100210.000000-1.02.025/6836.8%
3NO--------------
4@NE--------------
5@DET--------------
6PHI--------------
7@CHI--------------
8@TB--------------
9ATL--------------
10MIA--------------
11BYE--------------
12@NYJ1100410.000000-1.02.024/7233.3%
13@NO--------------
14MIN0000-0000-0.00.059/6492.2%
15GB911611212.890000-17.626.673/7597.3%
16TB327069.000000-2.75.762/6693.9%
17@ATL1100910.000000-1.02.057/6193.4%
Per game2.4327.290.145.2911.2400000.003.596.0152.43/67.5778.14%
Totals1719113711.2400000.0025.142.1367/47378.14%